The difference in the way the Doctor is written by RTD and Moffat.

tambokazooie:

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

sarah531:

claudiaboleyn:

Companion: I am so rubbish. 

RTD-written Doctor: No, you’re not! You’re brilliant! Remember that wonderful thing you did! Remember that special skill you have that nobody else has? Don’t put yourself down! Where would I be without you, eh?

vs

Moffat-written Doctor: You are bossy, also a control freak, a narcissist, a game player, needy, and also your skirt is just a little too tight.

Companion: Excuse me???

RTD-written Doctor to Rose: I picked another stupid ape.

RTD-written Doctor to Martha: Rose would know.

RTD-written Doctor to Donna: You’re not clever, you’re not important.

RTD-written Doctor to Jackie: No, Jackie. No, no. Not you. Don’t touch anything.

RTD-written Doctor to Mickey: How stupid are you?

RTD-written Doctor to Mickey: [refuses to get his name right]

RTD-written Doctor to Mickey: Mickey the idiot.

RTD-written Doctor to Mickey, after Mickey has proved himself just as capable as any other companion: Mickey the idiot.

RTD-written Doctor to Mickey: [forgets about him and leaves him holding a button for half an hour]

vs

Moffat-written Doctor [didn’t call Clara a control freak til after she had called herself one, didn’t call her a narcissist at all - Strax did - and was talking to himself with her nowhere in earshot when he mentioned the skirt]


I still know who’d I’d rather travel with. Eleven and Twelve (so far) have been insensitive pricks, but Nine and Ten have been downright bullies.

Newsflash. some Doctors are rude to their companions. This has been true since the very beginning when the Doctor couldn’t be bothered to remember Ian’s name.

And stop cherry picking quotes to make Nine and Ten look like saints. 

Or cherry picking quotes to make Nine and Ten to look exclusively like a sinner or a bully (when right or wrong, almost all of it is aimed at Mickey and not his companions as a whole) for that matter.

In “Father’s Day”, Nine is justified in his anger towards Rose. She almost destroyed the world and had no idea what she was doing when she saved her father’s life.

Donna wasn’t even a proper companion in “The Runaway Bride”, so using that to attack RTD just SOUNDS like agenda driving. In context, this was a strange person who just suddenly broke through the TARDIS’ defences and was filled with an ancient and deadly energy source the Time Lords had mostly got rid of. I guess “Yes you are, you’re brilliant.” was from Eleven’s era or Eight’s era or something.

Also, the bit with Jackie not pressing buttons in “Journey’s End” to call him a bully? That really sounds like reaching out, especially when he trusts four or five of his other friends to pilot the TARDIS. I am so done with this.

Donna wasn’t even a proper companion in “The Runaway Bride”

So it was alright for him to speak to a stranger like that?!

Also, the bit with Jackie not pressing buttons in “Journey’s End” to call him a bully? That really sounds like reaching out, especially when he trusts four or five of his other friends to pilot the TARDIS.

So why not her? Why is she constantly the butt of all the jokes? (Not just in Journey’s End, either, her age and her love life are frequently poked fun at.) She’s already proven herself perfectly capable. Why shouldn’t she fly the TARDIS with all the other companions?

Or cherry picking quotes to make Nine and Ten to look exclusively like a sinner or a bully (when right or wrong, almost all of it is aimed at Mickey and not his companions as a whole) for that matter.

Almost all the insults (and we’re talking proper, completely undeserved insults like ‘idiot’ and ‘stupid’) are aimed at Mickey - the only recurring non-white person on the whole show during S1 and 2 - and that’s not a huge problem?! Sorry, you’ve lost me.


kai-art:

Growing up, Rose has always wondered why the other kids teased her about not having a dad or why Mum has always complained with the other mums in the neighbourhood about Rose needing a “father figure” in her life - a dad who’ll raise her right. Rose doesn’t understand; as far as she’s concerned, Mum is the only one for her. There may be other dads around the neighbourhood - ones that walked her classmates to school, worked their days away to bring bread to the table, even, hung out at the pub a block from the Powell Estate - but they weren’t the ones who stayed up all night when Rose threw up pea soup or went to work late because Rose forgot her juice box or tried to help her with her Maths even though they were rubbish at it. Jackie Tyler, Rose is convinced, is the best dad in the world.
(Mum laughed and cried when Rose gave her a card. Rose thinks, despite the burnt pancakes and wilted flowers, it’s the most successful Father’s Day to date) 


This is BEAUTIFUL

kai-art:

Growing up, Rose has always wondered why the other kids teased her about not having a dad or why Mum has always complained with the other mums in the neighbourhood about Rose needing a “father figure” in her life - a dad who’ll raise her right. Rose doesn’t understand; as far as she’s concerned, Mum is the only one for her. There may be other dads around the neighbourhood - ones that walked her classmates to school, worked their days away to bring bread to the table, even, hung out at the pub a block from the Powell Estate - but they weren’t the ones who stayed up all night when Rose threw up pea soup or went to work late because Rose forgot her juice box or tried to help her with her Maths even though they were rubbish at it. Jackie Tyler, Rose is convinced, is the best dad in the world.

(Mum laughed and cried when Rose gave her a card. Rose thinks, despite the burnt pancakes and wilted flowers, it’s the most successful Father’s Day to date) 

This is BEAUTIFUL


Fun fact: Jackie Tyler isn’t named in-universe until 1x04’s “Aliens of London” when she’s referred to near the end of the episode by a Slitheen as Mrs. Tyler.

taiey:

mewiet:

Her first name isn’t said in-universe until 1x05’s “World War Three” by Mickey.

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Oh…


This is the truth, Doctor. You take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons.



http://sarah531.tumblr.com/post/79300744408/russel-t-daviess-quote-about-rose-from-the-radio

surfingwavefunctions:

sarah531:

Russel T Davies’s quote about Rose from the Radio Times in 2005 -“when she meets the Doctor, she gets the chance to show she’s better than the life she’s been leading” really does strike me as being incredibly classist. I haven’t seen it in context so that may not be what he intended, but - think…

It’s explicit in the show itself - Rose says so in The Parting of the Ways - that the “better life” has nothing to do with the glamour of time and space travel, but with standing up for what is right, being brave and refusing to just let things happen. Rose even tells Mickey “you know, he showed you too”, and that’s before Mickey ever travelled in the TARDIS. It’s a recurring theme throughout Russell T Davies’ era, all those one-off characters from all walks of life that find it within themselves to step up and save the day, whichever way they can, even if means putting their lives on the line. You then see the effect of this on Jackie, who does something very brilliant and proactive in getting a big, yellow truck.

Which is good, very good (I like that line) but - Jackie and Mickey do put their lives on the line in all sorts of ways, they do stand up for what is right, and yet they’re ridiculed and belittled in a way Rose never is. Jackie’s the butt of jokes in nearly every episode she’s in and she’s not even allowed to fly the TARDIS with everyone else in Journey’s End. Mickey fares even worse: he’s pretty much outright said to be the TARDIS pet in The Girl In The Fireplace (thanks, Moffat) and the beginning of Rise Of The Cybermen shows Rose and Ten bullying Mickey like a pair of schoolchildren. Plus it’s quite telling that even nearly ten years down the line (!) fandom still falls back on Nine’s nonsensical nickname for Mickey, The Idiot, as if he wasn’t as brave and brilliant as all the rest of the companions.

(I will apparently never be over Mickey’s treatment by the show.)

RTD told us a good thing - one of the best things about Doctor Who- but I think on the whole he really failed to live up to those words. Even with Martha- she was brave, loyal, kind, clever, wonderful, but when she tells the Doctor “You know what? I am good,” all he can muster up is an ‘mmmm’.


taiey:

for sarah531

<3!!


thesassiestsamwinchester:

livelongandreadbooks:

frecklesackles:

crayons-are-fun:

what if…

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jackie tyler

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well guys rose and clara live in the same building right? what if Jackie and Clara’s mom were friends?

And Clara’s mom died the day the Autons attacked…


underappreciated characters meme > A character you love but is treated poorly in canon and by fandom (2/2)

Jackie Tyler - She’s tough (very, very tough), confident, loyal, forgiving, and a loving mother who single-handedly raised her daughter to be a great woman.

But on the other hand, she is working-class. It’s kinda hilarious.


I know this is a pointless dream, but I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really want to see Jackie, as well as Rose, in Day Of The Doctor